Friends and family members of a slain Portuguese journalist have scattered his ashes down a Times Square subway grate.
A funeral was held in Newark, N.J. Saturday for 65-year-old Carlos Castro. An officer reached for comment by NBCNewYork could not say whether scattering ashes in the city is llegal.
Afterward, his two sisters and a friend brought Castro's ashes to Times Square and poured them down a subway grate. They said they were carrying out Castro's wishes.
Authorities say Castro was castrated and killed in a Manhattan hotel room on Jan. 7.
Prosecutors say 21-year-old Renato Seabra has confessed to the slaying. Seabra is in custody at Bellevue Hospital.
Friends in New York said Castro and Seabra were a couple. But Seabra's mother told Portugal's TV Independente television network that her son "was not Carlos Castro's lover.''